Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Travel to the EU from Canada

Travelling in Europe is the European Union's official website for people travelling in the 28 countries of the European Union. Whether you are on holiday or business, you will find practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

There is so much for the traveller to discover and all this has been made much easier thanks to the European Union. You can move freely from country to country in Europe. Due to the Schengen Agreement, it is possible to cross many borders within the EU without being checked. What's more, the introduction of the Euro in 18 countries has eliminated the cost and inconvenience of having to exchange currencies.

There are 39 countries, including Canada, whose nationals do not need a visa to visit the EU for a period of up to three months.

*** Travel update: Changes to the validity of travel documents required to enter the EU/Schengen area***

Effective 19 July 2013 for travellers to the EU Schengen/area who are not subject to the (short-stay) visa requirement, their travel documents must remain valid until at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of Member States. This obligation may be waived in a justified case of emergency and on a case by case basis. 

In addition, travel documents must have been issued within the previous 10 years. Travellers with passports which do not meet these criteria will be denied entry at the border. There is no transitional period provided for the entry into force of this provision.

For more information on Schengen Visa policy.

Austrian Embassy

445 Wilbrod Street

Ottawa (ON) K1N 6M7
613-789-1444
ottawa-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Embassy of Belgium

360 Albert Street,
Suite 820

Ottawa (ON) K1R 7X7
613-236-7267

613-769-8335 (24h)
ottawa@diplobel.fed.be

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

325 Stewart Street

Ottawa (ON) K1N 6K5
613-789-3215
embassy.ottawa@mfa.bg

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

229 Chapel Street

Ottawa (ON) K1N 7Y6
613-562 -7820 (tel.)

613-562 -7821 (fax)
croemb.ottawa@mvep.hr

Embassy of the Czech Republic

251 Cooper Street

Ottawa (ON) K2P 0G2
613-562-3875

613-794-2277 (emergency)
ottawa@embassy.mzv.cz

Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus

2211 R. St. NW
Washington, DC 20008, U.S.
1-202-462-5772
info@cyprusembassy.net

Embassy of Denmark

47 Clarence Street,
Suite 450 

Ottawa (ON) K1N 9K1
613-562-1811
ottamb@um.dk

Estonian Embassy  

260 Dalhousie Street, Suite 210

Ottawa (ON) K1N 7E4
613-789-4222
embassy.ottawa@mfa.ee

Embassy of Finland

55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 850

Ottawa (ON) K1P 6L5
613-288-2233
embassy@finland.ca

French Embassy  

42 Sussex Drive

Ottawa (ON) K1M 2C9
613-789-1795
politique@ambafrance-ca.org

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

1 Waverley Street

Ottawa (ON) K2P 0T8
613-232-1101
613-853-6731
info@ottawa.diplo.de

Embassy of Greece

80 MacLaren Street

Ottawa (ON) K2P 0K6
613-238-6271

613-238-6272

613-238-6273
embassy@greekembassy.ca

gremb.otv@mfa.gr

Embassy of Hungary

299 Waverley Street

Ottawa (ON) K2P 0V9
613-230-2717
mission.ott@kum.hu

Embassy of Ireland

130 Albert Street,
Suite 1105 

Ottawa (ON) K1P 5G4
613-233-6281
Email from: http://dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=34249

Embassy of Italy 

275 Slater Street, 21st Floor

Ottawa (ON) K1P 5H9
613-232-2401
ambasciata.ottawa@esteri.it

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia

350 Sparks Street, Suite 1200

Ottawa (ON) K1R 7S8
613-238-6014
embassy.canada@mfa.gov.lv

Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

150 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600

Ottawa (ON) K2P 1P1
613-567-5458
ottawa@lithuanianembassy.ca

Embassy of Luxembourg

2200 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20008, U.S.
1-202-265-4171
luxembassy.was@mae.etat.lu

Embassy of Malta

2017 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, U.S.
1-202-462-3611
maltaembassy.washington@gov.mt

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

350 Albert Street, Suite 2020

Ottawa (ON) K1R 1A4
1-877-388-2443 or 613-670-6032

Fax: 613-237-6471
ott-ppc@minbuz.nl

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

443 Daly Avenue

Ottawa (ON) K1N 6H3
613-789-0468

613-789-3376

613-789-3377

613-866-2015 (24h)
ottawa.info@msz.gov.pl


Embassy of Portugal

645 Island Park Drive

Ottawa (ON) K1Y 0B8
613-729-0883

Embassy of Romania

655 Rideau Street

Ottawa (ON) K1N 6A3
613-789-3709

613-789-5345

613-789-4037

613-789-4038
romania@romanian-embassy.com

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

50 Rideau Terrace

Ottawa (ON) K1M 2A1
613-749-4442 (24h)
emb.ottawa@mzv.sk


Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

150 Metcalfe Street, Suite 2200

Ottawa (ON) K2P 1P1
613-565-5781
vot@gov.si

Embassy of Spain


74 Stanley Avenue

Ottawa (ON) K1M 1P4 613-747-2252

613-747-7293

613-747-1143
emb.ottawa@maec.es

Embassy of Sweden

377 Dalhousie Street

Ottawa (ON) K1N 9N8
613-244-8200
sweden.ottawa@foreign.ministry.se

British High Commission

80 Elgin Street

Ottawa (ON) K1P 5K7
613-237-1530
ukincanada@fco.gov.uk

Exploring EU issues in Canada

European Union Centres of Excellence in Canada (EUCEs)

The European Commission has signed grant agreements with five Canadian universities, designated as EUCEs. Grants totalling €960 000 fund activities for a three-year period.

EUCEs promote the study of EU institutions and policies as well as EU-Canada relations. The interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes attract academics with a variety of interests and approaches, creating greater ties across the Atlantic.

The EUCEs are:

Carleton University EUCE is the Network and Outreach Coordinator, promoting cooperation and sharing best practices within the Canadian EUCE network.

The Jean Monnet programme will incorporate Centres of Excellence providing even more opportunities for universities to offer EU studies.

EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship

Recognising outstanding journalistic talent among young Canadians, since 2001 three candidates have been selected every year to participate in a week-long study tour to experience EU institutions, the Canadian Mission to the EU, and media outlets in Brussels.

All expenses are paid for by the European Union Delegation to Canada.

Prior to the trip, winners will be invited to an awards ceremony co-hosted by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) in Ottawa. Winners also benefit from a one-year CAJ membership or renewal.

The Fellowship seeks to reinforce links between Europeans and Canadians and to raise awareness of the EU among a new generation of Canadian students and journalists.

The award is generally launched in early March with submissions due in early May. The study tour takes place in the fall.

EU Visitors Programme

Submissions are now open for young Canadian leaders to participate in the 2017 EU Visitors Programme offering five to eight-day, tailor-made visits to Brussels to gain insight into the institutions and workings of the EU.

The EUVP is jointly supported and administered by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Visits take place during the year following the successful application, with the EUVP covering travel, hotel and daily costs.


Eligibility


Canadian candidates should:

  • be aged 30-40;
  • have a relevant political, media or civil society background (not open to business people); and
  • have completed university education, or equivalent training, with some years of professional experience.

The application form (with the additional documents outlined on the form) should be emailed to the EUVP Liaison Officer, Gabriel Gonzalez (Tel.: +01 (613) 563-6355) with the subject line ‘EUVP 2016 Application’:

The deadline for the 2017 programme was 31 March 2016 with final selection by a Brussels panel and results usually available by the end of the year.

Opportunities within the EU

Erasmus +

The EU Erasmus+ programme is open to Canadian students, institutions and youth organisations and offers a range of specific opportunities.


Erasmus+ for students and researchers

  1. International Credit Mobility
    Providing short-term study scholarships (3-12 months) in a participating European University counting towards a degree back home. To participate, students must check if their own university (international office) has an international credit mobility agreement with corresponding universities in the EU.
  2. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master or Doctoral Degrees (EMJMD) These offer full scholarships to complete a full master or doctoral degree offered by a consortia of European universities.
  3. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship Programme
    Funding provision for up to 3 000 PhD scholarships per year in Europe. There are vacancies all year round and Canadian candidates should apply directly to the projects published on the Erasmus+ website.

Erasmus+ for Higher Education Institutions

Higher Education Institutions may apply for funding to join consortia of European partners to offer:

  1. Joint Master Degrees (as partners)
    Developing joint degrees of exceptional quality open to students from all over the world.
  2. Credit Mobility
    Universities contact their European partners to prepare programmes for funding that enable the transfer and recognition of credits between both. European universities apply for funding on behalf of the partnership.
  3. Jean Monnet Activities

Replacing EU Centres of Excellence, Erasmus+ provides funding to support the teaching and research of EU studies worldwide.

Erasmus+ for Youth Organisations

Erasmus+ provides opportunity for Canadian organisations and participants to get involved in joint projects with their European counterpart to achieve ‘cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices’.

Among the programme actions are:

  1. Capacity building in the field of youth

Enabling transnational non-formal learning (such as youth exchanges and the European Voluntary Service) while being integrated with education systems and the labour market.

  1. Strategic Partnership projects in the field of youth

Partnerships lasting between 6 and 36 months and addressing a broad range of topics such as cooperation between regional authorities and encouraging the active participation of young people in society.

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